Microsoft Word or One Note?

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Microsoft Word or One Note?

Postby andyg » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:55 am

I have heard from a number of people that Microsoft One Note is much better than Word for taking notes in class...having never used One Note, I am not sure what to think.

Anyone with experience with it?

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Postby cspin16 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:41 am

One note is much better for taking notes than word. There are many reasons, but the main one would probably be organization. ONe note allows you to be able to store the notes for all of your classes in a very handy, self contained organizational structure, that is very flexible and allows you to arange things best to suit your needs. With word, you would typically have to set up your own folder structure, and would often have to switch between files to find older class information.

My suggestion is to go for the 90 free trial for students at MS and see if you like it.

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Postby dead » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:40 am

and heres a link for you linux people.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1770974

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Postby YogaAddict » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:20 am

I'm going to use OneNote for notetaking next year. The organization of it is phenomenal- I LOVE OneNote. And it is all color coded, you can separate notes into different sections, tabs, tabs ontop of tabs.

I'm thinking class notes, outlines, etc.

Also, the annoying auto tabs and linestyle typing is eliminated in OneNote. You just click and type where ever you'd like. Freedom :)

So. Wonderful.

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Postby andyg » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:06 am

I think I will go for it.

If you go to --LinkRemoved--

you can get One Note 2003 for $22.00. Seems like a worthy investment!!

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Postby YogaAddict » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:44 pm

Is that a scam? Because that is REALLY cheap.

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Postby doctorgonzo » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:50 pm

OneNote looks interesting, but I still think I will be using OpenOffice to do my outlines and notes.

I have no idea as to the reputability of that other side, but Newegg does not sell pirated software and they have it for $45: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6837102083

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Postby YogaAddict » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:08 pm

What's OpenOffice?

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Postby doctorgonzo » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:11 pm

OpenOffice is a free, open-source alternative to Microsoft Office. Although the academic versions of Microsoft Office aren't all that expensive, you can't beat free.

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Postby samcls04 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:46 pm

Openoffice is free, and functional. In some ways it doesn't have as many features as MS office, in a few others it has more. The main complaint about it is that it's slow and somewhat bloated. But it's free, easy to use, does everything people like us need to do, and computer science geeks (as well as employees of MANY companies, like ibm and sun) all over the world will update it and give new versions to us for free for many years to come.

There are also other options, which are smaller and have fewer functions (which still suffice for people without specific needs, which you probably don't). Abiword is a very good word processor, which does everything I need to do, is fast, stable, and free. But it's just a word processor; it's part of a larger suite (gnome office), but I don't know how good/full that is. I prefer to use abiword, but when I need other office programs I use openoffice.

Try them both, you'll be surprised. There are also other open source programs that are uber-useful, functional and free. gimp (picture/image editing) is a good example, as is VLC media player (which has a good, uncluttered interface, and plays almost all file formats).

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Postby DelDad » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:33 am

Curt's famous for keeping meticulous records on every batter he goes up against - I'm a little surprised he uses Word to do it, but hey.

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Postby riseagainst » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:56 am

I just bought a copy of OneNote and its amazing. Really easy to organize my class notes and case outlines.

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Postby 06072010 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:41 am

I love OneNote. It just does outlines better than Word. How one company can have two different methods for outline production is beyond me.

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Postby 06072010 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:42 am

Ok. Rate my lameness if I use a tablet PC to take notes in law school. Like with the stylus and everything.

1 - 10 scale please. 10 being the dorkiest.

321go!

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Postby Slash2049 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:35 am

a solid 6... i would have gone higher except i've recently contemplated buying one for that and another project i'm doing...




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